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Monitoring, Risk Management and the Likelihood of Success

I confess - I've been following the saga of the American Red Cross in Haiti as avidly as I follow celebrity gossip on (everyone needs a place to escape to). Six houses built for USD 24 million – yes, I’m cherry-picking the facts to create a snazzy headline - but the whole saga is nonetheless shocking. Yes, there were property title issues and materials issues - things that can dramatically slow down reconstruction, or even change its course. Challenges such as these are always anticipated, but in most cases the information informing of the challenge is transparent, as is any information on a change to a recovery programme, alongside a fairly clear accounting of how money is being spent.